24 Oregon Breweries Brew Kōkua IPA for The Kōkua Project

This past August, a series of devastating wildfires broke out on a portion of the island of Maui in Hawaii. The wind-driven fires prompted evacuations and caused widespread damage in the town of Lahaina on Maui’s northwest coast. FEMA estimated that over 2,200 buildings had been destroyed, mostly residential homes, as well as crucial infrastructure and many historic landmarks in Lahaina. The damage caused by the fire has been estimated at nearly $6 billion.

Stepping in to help its local community has been Maui Brewing Company, a brewery with three locations on Maui and two others on Oahu. Led by Garrett Marrero, Maui Brewing dived into help with this devastation that affected his community while the fire was still smoldering. His team gathered emergency supplies, food and other necessary items and drove them into the devastation.

The Kōkua Project is one beer, brewed by many, to support our Maui ‘Ohana who have been affected by the tragic wildfires. More than 700 breweries across the US and internationally have volunteered to brew Kōkua and pledged to donate the proceeds to the Global Empowerment Mission, the nonprofit organization that is facilitating the Maui Brewing Company Fire Fund.

Kōkua, translated as “extending help to others” in the Hawaiian language, is coordinated by Maui Brewing Company and inspired by Sierra Nevada’s Resilience project of 2018. Kōkua is a Session IPA that delivers a refreshing wave of tropical hop aroma atop a delicate malt base.

Beer lovers and those looking to support Maui’s relief efforts can find Kōkua on draft in many taprooms across every state. In Oregon, here are the breweries where beer lovers can find Kōkua on draft and support this project benefiting the people of Maui and their ongoing recovery efforts:

  • 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
  • Arable Brewing Company
  • Beachcrest Brewing Company
  • Bend Brewing Co.
  • Buoy Beer Company
  • Caldera Brewing
  • Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
  • Chetco Brewing Company
  • Coin Toss Brewing
  • Crux Fermentation Project
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Drop Bear Brewery
  • Ecliptic Brewing
  • Fort George Brewery
  • Hop Valley Brewing
  • Leikam Brewing
  • Level Beer
  • Oblivion Brewing Co.
  • pFriem Family Brewers
  • Second Profession Brewing
  • Silver Moon Brewing
  • Vision Brewing Co.
  • Weekend Beer Company
  • Xicha Brewing Co.

Find out more info on the Global Empowerment Mission and donate directly to the Maui Beer Company Fire Fund online HERE.

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